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KRUSH Distance Camp Registration is Now Open!

The Krush Program, a Centre County team of Cross Country High School coaches, professional athletes, and former collegiate athletes, is excited to announce its first overnight Distance Camp at YMCA Camp T. Frank Soles in the Laurel Highland Mountains. With an abundance of shaded pavilions, athletic fields, and easy access to the dozens of state game lands t

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Trials Highlights

The opportunity to experience the 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials was pretty special. At times I think I was more nervous for Ryan than he was for himself (which was probably a good thing.) Beyond the hype, the glitz and glamour of the race, the coolest thing about the weekend was the support from our friends and family.  We were pretty lucky and blessed to

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Happy New Year

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T. S. Eliot It's been quite a while since I have had the opportunity to put thoughts together as I am constantly going a million miles a minute. My focus the past few months has been developing as a coach and im

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Disturb the Universe

"Do I dare Disturb the universe? In a minute there is time For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse." — T.S. Eliot Crazy, is all I can say to sum up the whirl wind of the past month since my last blog post.  So much has happened since May, that I can barely believe it hasn’t even been a month.  So here’s a bit of a recap and sea

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“Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity.”

As I relayed in my last blog I was not having the best attempts at racing the past few goes at it.  I have tried not to “ride the rollercoaster” but it has been difficult.  However, Sunday I was able to triumph over these negative emotions, complete my second ever half marathon, PR by almost 2 minutes, and even be victorious in our now hometown of Kala

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“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

Exhausted, drained, and wiped are not necessarily the words one should be describing they feel heading into a half but they seem to have been my "feel" words the past few days.  It's been a turbulent past few weeks, molding and grooming the girls to race their absolute best at the end of the season.  You push yourself or your athletes to the physical break

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Rollercoasters

Everyone always talks about “beware of the Ides of March;” however, I think most runners really need to "beware of the Ides of April".  For collegiate athletes April kicks off the outdoor season into full swing but also is full force of tests, exams, projects, and research papers just looming in the final days and weeks of the semester.  Other runners

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Way better than work at work

I think I've decided that March may be one of my favorite months of the year.  The snow is melting away, the sun is shining, and it is almost ideal running temperature.  (It's so nice to wear shorts and sandals again!)  Track season is upon us and the time to unload those winter miles, and start a great segment of running fast.  Additionally, today is St

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Recent Reflections

The past few weeks have been non-stop for me, preparing my athletes for the championship part of the indoor season.  While we finished second at our conference meet, almost all of my athletes came away with personal bests and that is always something to be proud of.  Second place is tough especially when you work so hard to achieve victory. Our head coach

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Remembering

Today is not just the day after St. Patrick's day or the first day of March Madness, it is the day of a memorial service for a former Professor of mine, Dr. G. Steven Neeley, Esq. Probably one of the smartest, most intelligent, down to earth people I have ever met. He taught everything in philosophy from health care ethics to death and dying. He was probably

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